First Night Monterey - Celebrating Art and Community!

Summer Art Camp Registration Open Now!

Children of all ages love the chance to be creative, and First Night Monterey's Summer Art Camps use arts as a catalyst to nurture creativity and enhance skills in a non-competitive, safe and fun environment. No prior experience or talent needed. There is a lot of fun and learning with age-appropriate mentoring as your children create in a real art studio environment and have the opportunity to paint, draw and make with a variety of materials. Each Friday features a gallery exhibit of their work completed during the summer camp week.

Greenfield Summer Art Camp Registration Open!

First Night Monterey presents our Summer Art Camps in Greenfield, FREE for Greenfield residents, ages 10 through 17. There will be four weeks of art camp beginning July 8; lunch, snacks and a beverage will be provided. Join us for a Reception with Art Exhibits and Performances after the last session on Sunday, August 4, 1:00 – 2:30PM. The Greenfield Art Camps are supported by the City of Greenfield, Harden Foundation, Pebble Beach Foundation and Monterey Peninsula Foundation.

Call To Artists For First Night 2025!

First Night Monterey, Monterey County's premier New Year's Eve celebration of the arts is in its 32nd year, and the event on New Year's Eve 2024 promises to be the best one yet! First Night Monterey is inviting visual and performing artists to submit their applications to be part of a family friendly, alcohol-free community arts celebration ringing in 2025!

Which FNM 2025 Poster is Your Favorite?

Since 2003, First Night Monterey staff has collaborated with CSUMB and the Service Learning class for Publication Design students, engaging the students into a creative competition to design the annual First Night Monterey Poster and Buttons. FNM artists work with the design students from theme concept to design for five weeks in class until selection of the final design. The winner has opportunities to produce the graphics for print and web.

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